Don't mind me, the Mario Kart 8 startup screen, for all I'm going to do is taunt you for months and months and continue to show you what you cannot yet have.
I kinda think its stupid too, but it's nice knowing il be getting it with no problems as long as I see it. I'm more mad about the fact that the 2nd pack comes out fucking almost half way through next year, that's the real bitch
Base game = 32 tracks (which is the "new standard" for a Mario Kart game)
DLC = 16 tracks
So for $12 you get an extra half of the game, which brings the total number of tracks to the highest amount ever in a Mario Kart.
So, I'm still wondering how this map thing is going to work.
They're clearly behind a paywall, at least on local play, but what about online? How would tournaments like /v/eekend even function?
>no captain falcon
Probably the same way mario golf handles it. Tourney hosters with it can choose to have it and people who don't can occasionally play them in official tourneys every once in a while.
>still no funky kong
>still no birdo
>still no rattle-me-bones koopa
this is bullshit
i'll still buy it though
>tfw waiting for the Excitebike track
We better get an excitebike as one of the vehicles in that pack, preferably one that clones the NES sprite
Let's be fucking legit here
Does anyone actually give a shit about Birdo or are you grasping at straws because he got kicked out of Mario Kart after only appearing in one game.
Anyone else wish R.O.B. would come back as DLC? He was fuckin awesome in MKDS.
While this sort of obtrusive placement irks me (even though I bought the stuff), it actually shows Nintendo knows exactly what they're doing.
Absolutely no child playing on a Wii U would resist having this shit taunting him for more than a week. They would immediately be pestering Mom and Dad for the money to buy it, and at the price they're offering for the two packs together... that's a fucking guaranteed sale.
Like, I wasn't even aware Nintendo was capable of being this devious.
It's like finding out you got pregnate today and now you have to wait for the baby
I'm absolutely okay with Nintendo releasing DLC, and charging for it. The packs they're doing are large enough to actually fit what people shitpost
>IT'S OKAY WHEN NINTENDO DO IT
It is okay, because they're doing good DLC.
What isn't okay in any fucking way is how it comes up to taunt you like this.
It's as bad as fucking EA with the Sims 3 being pasted in estore items and clothes.
The store page on the bottom of the main menu was enough, characters and cups you don't own shouldn't show up until you own them.
you angers are delicious. I know him I just don't care about him as much as you guys do.
>which is the "new standard" for a Mario Kart game
This is the true tragedy. Especially since half of them are rehashes. Once Nintendo realized they could add "retro" tracks and get away with making less new ones, I knew that'd be the end of it.
Anti Guy here. I don't give a shit if people think I'm some edgelord for picking black.
That's fine, we get Hyrule Warriors soon.
Fuck this of all things revitilized the Wii U for me. I hadn't played in weeks and wasn't all that looking forward to the games anymore because lack of hype and momentum but that's over with now. I'm back on the train and even just the GLA DLC is surprisingly enjoyable to the point I'm going for another 50+ hours. Colors and cars will hold me for 3 months. Maybe I'll stop again but the DLC will bring me back for a much longer time.
God, Nintendo is doing so right with this shit. DLC every six months for Kart is perfect.
Because they're probably still making it. We've seen no gameplay footage of anything yet and Nintendo (so they say) doesn't chop up games before release for DLC. They also probably want to keep the game relevant through next year, and new DLC does that.
It's a good deal
The content is good.
It's how paid DLC should be done if it has to be paid.
Except for the god damn way it shoves it in your face on every menu, whether you own it or not. Fuck that's tacky.
Its literally 3 quarters per track and six characters on top of that. If you broke the actual disc down in terms of tracks, its almost $2 per track.
how is that not a good deal?
they're going to stare at your soul for the next 3 months
Zelda track based on the Temble stage form Melee
>my credit card won't fucking work on the eshop
I will never be able to get all this shit because nintendo is retarded and doesn't want my money
I wonder when they'll finally wise up and throw their current marketing department into a spike pit, they could do so much better in everything if they weren't crap at the marketing.
Did they fix the minimap so that it shows up when doing multiplayer? holy fuck you have no idea how annoying it is to not have anything on the screen ever when my friends play.
And battle mode becomes even shittier than normal because you can't find anyone without the map once the players have thinned out
Don't think about it as comparing the Kitkats to the Kitkats, but rather Kitkats to a Snickers bar or something.
The Snickers bar is the competitors pricing structure. Most DLC content these days is 15 dollars, minimum, for the amounts we're seeing here. For as much or sometimes even less content, we're looking at 20 dollars. This is the price range parents are accustomed to shelling out when their kids come begging for the new digital thing on the xbox.
So along comes Nintendo and Mario Kart 8, and blows that price out of the water, while making damn sure kids know about it.
Pikachu will likely be a joke character but that's besides the point. pokemon is just pokemon. Pikachu will rep it just for the sake of it being Pokemon.
I really don't see how Samus could fit into Mario Kart but I would like a Nintendoland Mecha Ridley Kart and a Metroid ATV. Olimar could be a fun fit
>STILL NO DRY BONES
Fuck you to Nintendo...fuck you to....
I'm excited about Pink Pussy Peach though
Fuck you asshole. Dry Bowser is fucking pure.
By going back in time and not pressing 'AGREE' when it asked you if you wanted to have notifications pop up on the gamepad when the console is off.
Or go into the options menu and turn it off now.
Tick Tock Clock isn't too dissimilar. Yoshi's Valley and Sherbet Land had much more change.
They can't leave him out of Mario Kart, right?
I can't help but feel like the inclusion of other characters is going to start something.
Soon it'll be the norm. You'll be playing the new Starfox and all of a sudden Tom Nook will be a playable character. Next you'll be battlling your friend on Pokemon and all of a sudden he sends out Kirby.
And then we will have all of the Amiibos... and then there will be a Nintendo MOBA Cashcow.
What do you say, /v/?
I just wanted Wario Stadium/Coliseum. Probably wont be seeing either one any time soon now
I'll take anything else they're willing to throw though, I already got all my favorites in past games
If the DLC tracks aren't playable online, I'm dropping this DLC so fucking hard.
Nintendo was pushing ROB to hell and back around 2004-2008. People complain about Rosalina now, but ROB was far, far worse. The only difference is that ROB isn't replacing their waifu-for-hipsters.
The only way kids wouldn't know who ROB is is if they weren't playing games around that time period (a la my qt3.14 little sister). Even my younger brother knows who ROB is, and he never got to play with the piece of shit.
Even though I'm unbelievably excited for the DLC (the last time I've been this hyped for DLC was with Broken Steel), seeing my main menu corrupted like this is... off-putting, to say the least.
But hey, at least it is a fantastic value, and if you pre-order the pack you get that sweet, sweet pallet choice of Yoshi.
(So please, Nintendo, don't break this already thin ice.)
If someone you play with owns the DLC and they host, you can play the DLC maps without paying a penny out of pocket. It does require you to download the DLC in an update even if you can't use it (you don't have to pay for it) so that in case you do play with someone online who owns the DLC you won't get kicked since the 3DS wouldn't have any map data for the DLC otherwise.
Don't own the DLC: Can enter tournaments featuring the DLC course. Can see other players using the DLC characters you don't own in non-DLC tournament courses.
Free DLC trial tournaments go up for non-DLC owners to try the courses before buying
Do own the DLC: You got everything. Good Goyim, now enjoy some nice golf.
Does the mini-map show incoming shells/hazards?
I don't wanna use the gamepad anymore but it's too big of a benefit to not have
>everyone talking about characters and courses
>not the stats list
Post your stats.
Where can i buy this stuff online? The internet on my WiiU isn't working properly
>taking a picture of your TV
>not using the screenshot function
>new DKR that isn't total shit like the DS one
>brand new island with new locales, new bosses, and new battle arenas
>even crazier space levels or something else equally as amazing like deep sea
I would be so excited.
Actually, I feel like the Egg and the Bell cups are gonna be the Retro cups of the Pack with the Triforce and Leaf cups being the proper cups.
They haven't exactly announced any new Mario themed tracks yet. Just F-Zero, Animal Crossing and Zelda tracks.
One of the GBA Bowser's Castles
i hope they're not keeping their policy of not using retro tracks if they have been a retro track before
you're a funny guy anon, A REAL FUNNY GUY
>tfw i always used this villager in animal crossing
>still have an hour and a half of class left tonight
I'll kart with you g-guys soon
If you move the gamepad it will turn on. As everyone has said though, it is an opt in thing. I think most people don't mind because most the sales Nintendo announces are pretty good.
I just wish they never did that mercedes thing. It feels like particularly shitty product placement when I see real cars designed in real life in a realistic fashion in my Mario Kart.
>implying there's anything realistic about the way they stick out the top of the cars
ROB isn't a shitty waifu that doubles as yet another fucking Peach clone.
Also, he actually contributed to video games by helping Nintendo sell the NES as a toy. So fuck off with your horseshit lies, autist.